As in previous productions, the intimacy of the setting and the family friendly adaptation of the play makes it accessible to all ages be they Shakespeare aficionados or simply looking for a good evening's entertainment. It's a whole lot of fun.
And, if you want to give the kids that theme park feeling, book seats in the splash zone (ponchos provided) and get yourself fully engaged in both the storm and some very funny drinking exploits. You will have to hurry though. The production ends on 28th.
Our other outing this week was our last trip to this year's Snape Proms. Once again it was a glorious evening for us to enjoy a glass of wine in the beautiful landscape before going in to the concert hall.
Ken Bruce's Friday Night Is Music Night was being recorded and we were entertained by the BBC Concert Orchestra and four very talented singers to a programme of songs from British Musicals of the last hundred years.The singing and the music was perfectly done and by the time we got to a medley from Les Miserables even I ( a curmudgeonly hater of musicals) was tapping along. Ken Bruce is the consummate presenter - slickness personified - and his links between songs were informative and entertaining. A very pleasant evening.
In other news I have, of course, taken advantage of the sunshine to have a couple of sessions detecting. It hasn't been my most fruitful week although I have certainly managed to dig a hell of a lot of holes.
|This week's finds|
|The absolute scrap|
|The lead scrap|
|The buttons and musket balls|
|Some slightly more interesting stuff|
|A Medieval Penny Edward IV (I think)|
The reverse of the Edward penny plus another silver medieval penny and a Charles II rose farthing. All the coins were in pretty poor condition so it was not a very successful week.
I saw on Twitter that somebody had lost an engagement ring on Aldeburgh beach.
So this is where I ended up this morning in an attempt to find it for them. Sadly I drew a blank. It's a massive beach and they weren't able to pin the search area down to a small enough part of the beach for me to say with any conviction that I had covered it all. It's a pity I didn't find it although on the positive side I did end up with £2.10 p towards the parking cost.